Notice something different about YouTube‘s landing pages lately? The site had rolled out a out a major overhaul of its video pages, featuring a larger video player, a more subtle, streamlined interface and advanced recommendation features. The right side of the page now features a curated list of recommended videos matched by topic and genre designed to get viewers to stick around longer.
SpeakLike is a new translation platform with a new plug-in for WordPress that combines automation with the principles of crowd-sourcing. The system relies on humans but makes the job easier by introducing consensus-reached shortcuts and other automations…
This is what we like to hear about: MTV has launched its “A Thin Line” campaign, with support from Blue Shield of California Foundation, with “Over the Line?”: an app to help young people draw their own “line” — a rubicon between digital use and digital addiction.
Audiences are also encouraged to vote on the three finalist ideas vying to win a $10,000 prize and a potential development budget of up to $75,000 in the “Redraw the Line” challenge.
It was a super awesome newsletter highlighting some quick tips on combining type. H&FJ are some of the best type designers in the business and we’ve often times used their typefaces to spruce up our client work here at Ninthlink. They lay out some good tips in their newsletter this morning and provide some amazing examples as well.
The FCC has launched a new broadband speed test site at broadband.gov to give consumers a “trusted” source with which to test their connections at various times during the day. The test is performed by a basic Java app that is free to download.
You can go elsewhere, though, if you don’t trust big government systems. DSLReports.com is one of the longest running testing/forum sites that allows you to record your testing histories and compare them with other customers in your footprint. The site also contains dozens of additional tools to help determine what else may be slowing you down.
At the Consumer Electronics Show back in January, Lenovo unveiled a smartphone running Google’s Android platform which it plans to release in the Chinese market soon. Lenovo is betting that the mobile Internet will be “it” for growth over the next few years.
The Federal Communications Commission’s plan to expand high-speed Internet service – broadband — is due to Congress by Wednesday, March 17. The agency will publicly preview its proposals in Washington.
More airways for mobile use of the Web will be “a core goal,” FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has stated.
Oh it has been a productive Friday. If you think you might being seeing double, perhaps you just haven’t realized that while you think you are looking at Our Work page, you were actually looking at Ninthlink’s Portfolio in Facebook all along. Shazaam.
As of a little less than an hour ago, the Code Aurora Forum has a rockin Facebook page. Most of what we saw when checking out examples on the Custom Facebook Page Gallery (thanks, Matt) was either static images with image maps, or Flash apps. We wanted to do something more css/ajax-y… READ MORE